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MARKET WEEK: MAY 27, 2014

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The Markets After spending weeks bouncing around just under 1,900, the S&P 500 finally managed to top it on Friday, setting a new record closing high in the process. And after a lot of back and forth at the beginning of the week, the Nasdaq and the Russell 2000 small caps rebounded strongly from their travails […]

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May 24, 2014 – Memorial Day Weekend Edition

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Chris is joined by his wife, Kristen, on this week’s special Memorial Day edition of “Something More.” They welcome Ken and Cyndy Jones of Heroes in Transition and Michelle DeSilva of Cape Cod Cares for the Troops. They each talk of the good works their organizations are doing on behalf of our veterans and active […]

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What is an assisted-living facility, and how do I choose one?

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What is an assisted-living facility, and how do I choose one?

What is an assisted-living facility? The wide number of options available makes defining the term difficult. Generally, however, assisted-living facilities primarily serve senior citizens who need more help than those who live in independent living communities.

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My parents can’t manage alone anymore. What should I do?

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My parents can’t manage alone anymore. What should I do?

Are one or both of your parents having health problems, suffering mental lapses, or just slowing down with age? Do you find they can’t manage on their own anymore? If so, you’ll want to consider the various living arrangements that are available to older individuals. Before you begin, however, you’ll want to talk to your […]

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Saving for the Future: Start Now or Start Later?

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Saving for the Future: Start Now or Start Later?

There are many ways to try to reach a future goal. You can save now, or you can save later (or perhaps do both). But there is an advantage to putting your savings and earnings to work for you as early as possible.

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Tips for Traveling Abroad

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Tips for Traveling Abroad

For many people, there’s perhaps nothing more exciting than traveling to a new country, experiencing different cultures, tasting exotic foods, and exploring unfamiliar landscapes. But before you take off on an international adventure, consider that a little preparation and a few precautions can help prevent a lot of unexpected headaches.

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15 Facts about Social Security

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15 Facts about Social Security

It’s easy to take Social Security for granted when retirement is years away, but with 94% of the U.S. workforce covered by Social Security,* it’s likely that this program will play a role in your financial future, perhaps even sooner than you think. Here are some facts and statistics from the Social Security Administration that […]

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MARKET WEEK: MAY 19, 2014

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The Markets Equities were very much a mixed bag last week. After the Dow and S&P 500 set fresh all-time closing records early in the week, a strong downdraft on Thursday flattened out the S&P for the week and took the Dow back into negative territory year-to-date. The Nasdaq, which has suffered in recent months, saw a […]

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May 17, 2014 – Susan Huettner and Herb Montgomery

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In the first hour of this week’s “Something More,” Chris is joined by show sponsor and family law attorney Susan Huettner. Chris and Susan field calls and discuss alimony laws. Mike Burton provides the Mortgage Minute and talks about current rates and refinancing. In the second hour, financial advisor Herb Montgomery of the Montgomery Financial […]

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MARKET WEEK: MAY 12, 2014

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The Markets A fresh closing high on the Dow on Friday finally enabled it to edge back into positive territory for the year, while the S&P 500 ended the week basically flat. However, after the prior week’s respite from selling pressure, the Nasdaq and the small caps of the Russell 2000 returned to their recent losing ways.

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